Technological innovation can indeed be beneficial for the working class.
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The narrative of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is more aspiration than reality.
Residents clean up the streets and local businesses after looting incidents in Alexandra, Johannesburg.
Much of the commentary on the July riots, which cost over 300 lives and billions of rands in damage to the economy, has neglected the long history of violent protests in the country.
Dumped waste is a constant eyesore on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub.
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Littering in protest is indicative of a discordant society, and a culture of littering can tell us a lot about a society’s ethos.
The risks of big data are not getting enough attention.
Countries - including many in Africa - have moved towards democracy incrementally. They have zig-zagged and sometimes regressed. Events in Zimbabwe should be seen in this light.
Trump’s demagoguery had the effect not only of humiliating reason in the face of extreme emotion and prejudice, but also of taking people into cloud cuckoo land.
Trump’s demagoguery took political discourse in America to a place where it lost contact with reality.
Most young South Africans can’t afford tuition fees and are left out of the higher education system.
The student protests that rocked South Africa’s universities in 2015 are part of a class struggle as poor and marginalised people fight for their place in an unequal system.
The Way Ahead Task Force in action.
W1A has got funnier but the bad news is that the better W1A gets, the worse the BBC looks.
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